Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has confirmed that he would be willing to run for President of the United States sometime in the future if there was enough demand for him.
The 48-year-old Jumanji star spoke about his political ambitions in a recent interview with USA Today.Take a look at the USA Today interview with The Rock in the video below:
In the interview, Johnson spoke about his upcoming NBC series Young Rock, which focuses on the former professional wrestler's life. The show also features a fictitious plotline where the former WWE wrestler launches a presidential run in the year 2032.
The Rock stated:
"I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer."
Johnson continued that the decision would ultimately be "up to the people," adding: "So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground."
On Twitter, a number of Johnson’s fans have since reacted to his statement.
For instance, one person wrote: "I’ve been backing @TheRock’s idea since he first joked about it. Ronald Reagan was [an] actor before he became president which was referenced in the movie trilogy back to the future. [sic]"
Someone else wrote: "I know this as fact. There would be no greater orator than Dwayne Johnson on a campaign trail. Hope he does run for President."
Another person commented: "@TheRock Please run for president, I for one would give you my vote."
And another fan added: "If the Rock ran for President I would vote for him. I bet he’d win too."
However, others were less than enamored by the idea. For instance, one Twitter user reacted to the news by writing:
"Hollywood, please stay in your lane of work, act in movies and etc. please do not involve yourself in politics unless you have a degree in politics or held [an] official position. We don’t want celebrities as president."
The Rock first opened up about the subject in a 2017 interview with GQ, in which he addressed the fan buzz around him potentially running for office one day.
Speaking to GQ, Johnson stated: "A year ago  it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think: 'Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.'"
In September, Johnson publicly endorsed incumbent POTUS Joe Biden in the 2020 US Presidential Elections.
In a video statement posted on his official YouTube channel, the Fast and the Furious star stated:
"As a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Senator Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become President, and Vice President, of our United States."